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What Does the Sale of The Washington Post Mean to Your Association?

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I’ve been thinking about what Jeff Bezos’ purchase of The Washington Post means for trade associations? We’re just back from a great family vacation in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

Take a Vacation From Email

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Pool and Barn/Gym at High Meadow Farm, Washington Depo, CT. The Hickory Stick Bookshop, Washington Depo, Connecticut. Last summer a client that I really respect apologized for not responding to an email message more quickly.

Trade Association Advocacy and the Political Conventions

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Here’s the Washington Post story. Well it’s here, the two weeks every four years when the political parties hold their nominating conventions. In DC shorthand it’s referred to as “Cleveland” or “Philadelphia” as in “are you going to Cleveland?”.

Spring Hill College Alumni Board and New Offices for the Verto Solutions Companies

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Verto Solutions and Verto Legal Solutions moved into brand new offices in Washington just two weeks ago. The Association Navigator Blog is back. It’s been nearly three months since my last post, but I’m back and I’m picking up the tempo.

Getting Started in Government Relations: Advice for Law Students

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The Washington, DC area is an exciting place to live and because the economy is so diverse there are lots of things that a lawyer can do that don’t involve government.

Advice for New Lawyers

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We were speaking as The Washington Pos t reported merger talks between Patton Boggs and Squire Sanders. The Washington, D.C. And by participating in the Washington program they’re growing their network.

Pride

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Both men visited Washington, D.C. “Granddaddy” and “Dad” visited Washington as part of an “Honor Flight” from Mobile, Alabama. Granddaddy Cox” was one of the South Alabama veterans flown to Washington for ceremonies in their honor.

Verto Solutions, ASAE & the Association Management Advantage

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Verto Solutions , a Washington, D.C.-based Association management is in the spotlight again. ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership just published a special supplement to Associations Now that focuses on the advantages of association management.

An AweSOME Evening for Those in Need

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David is one of the first friends I made when I moved to Washington 23 years ago. SOME provides shelter, food, and medical care for those in need in Washington, D.C. , Congratulations to SOME, (So Others Might Eat), the D.C.

The Best Books for Association Executives

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Washington, D.C. It’s the time of year when booksellers tell us what books make good gifts for certain categories of readers. It made me wonder if there was a list of the best books for association executives? Somewhat surprisingly, I couldn’t find one.

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Marketing Resources for Associations and Small Businesses

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Washington Smart CEO has a guest column in the September issue by Lisa Dezzutti , CEO of Market Connections, Inc. Here are some good marketing resources for your association or professional services firm.

Catering and Innovation – Main Event

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There’s a fascinating feature in the current Washington Business Journal about gourmet catering and small business innovation.

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ASAE Rocks and Cowboy, is that a Big Screen!

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I’m just back from a few days in Dallas where I gave a speech at an amazing ASAE Annual Meeting and Exhibition. ASAE included all of the critical elements of a good meeting: fun networking events, good content, and excellent organization and logistics.

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Fooducation?

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This article reminded me of research done by Melissa Musiker, VP with APCO Worldwide in Washington, D.C. There’s a fascinating article on the last page of the recent Food Technology , the monthly magazine of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

McLean’s Most Generous Resident?

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Yesterday’s Washington Post column by Robert McCartney highlighted the charitable contributions of William E. Rubenstein’s charity is more high profile, like pledging to repair the Washington Monument. William Conway in Forbes. Conway, Jr. Bill Conway is Co-chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of the DC private equity firm, the Carlyle Group. We hear quite a bit about Conway’s partner, David Rubenstein, who is currently on the cover of Forbes.

WASHINGTON News: Two Men Plead Guilty to Charges in Fatal Shooting in Northeast Washington

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WASHINGTON –Marco F. Giles, 22, also known as “Juany,” both of Washington, D.C., have pled guilty to charges in the October 2016 shooting death of a man in the Fort Lincoln neighborhood of Northeast Washington, announced U.S.

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WASHINGTON | Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says he will not attend investment conference in Saudi Arabia

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WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says he will not attend investment conference in Saudi Arabia. Continue reading WASHINGTON | Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says he will not attend investment conference in Saudi Arabia at STL.News.

WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh confirmed, ready for swearing-in

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WASHINGTON — The bitterly polarized U.S. Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh confirmed, ready for swearing-in at STL.News. Politics kavanaugh confirmed political divides President Donald Trump protesters chanted rubbed raw season triumph TodayNews Washington

WASHINGTON | Andy Murray sobs after another 3-set win in Washington

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WASHINGTON — Andy Murray sat in his changeover chair and sobbed into a towel after winning his third consecutive three-setter to reach the Citi Open quarterfinals, then complained about a schedule that had him on court until 3 a.m.

WASHINGTON | Congress approves massive water-projects bill

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WASHINGTON— Congress has approved a sprawling bill to improve the nation’s ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects. Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress approves massive water-projects bill at STL.News.

WASHINGTON | Trump campaigns in Pennsylvania as hurricane hits Florida

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WASHINGTON — With Hurricane Michael pounding Florida’s Panhandle, President Donald Trump flew to Pennsylvania for a Republican campaign rally on Wednesday, saying he didn’t want to let his supporters down.

WASHINGTON | Environmental group condemns GOP panel’s foreign agent probe

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WASHINGTON — An environmental group has denounced a House oversight committee for suggesting the organization’s efforts to block construction of a U.S. Continue reading WASHINGTON | Environmental group condemns GOP panel’s foreign agent probe at STL.News.

WASHINGTON | Washington lobbyists put on notice over foreign agent law

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A recent and rare prosecution of a Pakistani man in Maryland under a relatively obscure lobbying law has many in the multimillion dollar world of foreign influence in Washington bracing for more.

WASHINGTON News: Seven People Sentenced to Prison on Federal Charges Following Investigation Into Drug Sales in Southwest Washington

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WASHINGTON –Antonio Spencer, 25, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to a five-year prison term after pleading guilty to a federal drug offense stemming from an investigation into the trafficking of PCP, crack cocaine and heroin in Southwest Washington.

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Can Washington lead Pac-12 rebound?

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The Pac-12 is banking on a strong Washington team, some new coaches and a couple of Heisman Trophy contenders to provide the conference a bounce back from a lackluster 2017. Continue reading Can Washington lead Pac-12 rebound?

Washington News: Washington’s Helen Sommers Building certified LEED platinum

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Continue reading Washington News: Washington’s Helen Sommers Building certified LEED platinum at STL.News. Politics capitol campus State of Washington TodayNews Washington Washington News washington political news

WASHINGTON | Susan Rice considering 2020 challenge to Collins in Maine

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama‘s national security adviser, Susan Rice, says she’ll decide after next month’s midterm elections whether to run for the Senate from Maine in 2020.

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WASHINGTON | Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice in private ceremony at court

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WASHINGTON — Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice in private ceremony at court. Continue reading WASHINGTON | Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice in private ceremony at court at STL.News.

WASHINGTON | US mortgage rates fall slightly; 30-year at 4.85 percent

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WASHINGTON— Long-term U.S. Continue reading WASHINGTON | US mortgage rates fall slightly; 30-year at 4.85 Politics 85 percent washington average average rate benchmark rate Highest Level highest levels mortgage rates fall slightly rate loans eased rising interest rates TodayNews

WASHINGTON News: District Men Sentenced to Prison Terms for Violence at Northeast Washington Housing Complex

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WASHINGTON – Juan Love and Antwon Holley, both 24 and from Washington, D.C., were sentenced today to prison terms for their roles in crew-related shootings at a housing complex in Northeast Washington, U.S. Men Were Part of Crew That Attacked Perceived Rivals.

WASHINGTON | Trump criticizes Fed for raising interest rates too quickly

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is criticizing the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates too quickly. Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump criticizes Fed for raising interest rates too quickly at STL.News.

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WASHINGTON | Trump celebrates Kavanaugh victory at Kansas political rally

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is celebrating the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at a political rally in Kansas and condemning Democrats for what he calls a “shameless campaign of political and personal destruction” against Kavanaugh.

WASHINGTON | NC soldier killed by explosive device in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has released the identity of a U.S. Slape was assigned to the 60th Troop Command of the North Carolina Army National Guard of Washington, North Carolina. Continue reading WASHINGTON | NC soldier killed by explosive device in Afghanistan at STL.News.

WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh confirmation all but sure after long, bitter fight

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Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh confirmation all but sure after long, bitter fight at STL.News. Politics back brett kavanaugh' bitter fight Kavanaugh confirmation rowdy capitol protests shocking accusations TodayNews Washington

WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh sworn to high court after rancorous confirmation

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WASHINGTON — Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday night as the 114th justice of the U.S. Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh sworn to high court after rancorous confirmation at STL.News.

WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh confirmed, quickly sworn in; major Trump victory

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WASHINGTON— Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice Saturday night after the bitterly polarized U.S. Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh confirmed, quickly sworn in; major Trump victory at STL.News.

SPOKANE, Washington | Eastern Washington US House race takes harsh turn

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Continue reading SPOKANE, Washington | Eastern Washington US House race takes harsh turn at STL.News. General Cathy McMorris Rodgers George Nethercutt Lisa Brown Nancy Pelosi Spokane news Taxes TodayNews Travis Ridout us house Washington House Race Washington News

WASHINGTON |  Wet hot Washington: Stormy Daniels strips near White House

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WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump exercised his power by nominating Brett Kavanaugh Monday night at the White House, adult film star Stormy Daniels exercised hers about a mile away, wearing nothing but black heels.

WASHINGTON | Trump asks GOP chair to serve a second term

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WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump has asked Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel to serve a second term. Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump asks GOP chair to serve a second term at STL.News.

WASHINGTON | Keeping it real: Democrats push candidates to be authentic

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WASHINGTON — Beto O’Rourke’s response to a question during a Houston town hall meeting this past summer lasted only four minutes. Continue reading WASHINGTON | Keeping it real: Democrats push candidates to be authentic at STL.News.

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh sworn in as Supreme Court justice

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WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh sworn in as Supreme Court justice at STL.News.

WASHINGTON, D.C | Report from Washington: What’s Happening Across East Alabama

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WASHINGTON, D.C – Every August, Congress takes a District Work Period so members have extra time to spend across their congressional district. Continue reading WASHINGTON, D.C | Report from Washington: What’s Happening Across East Alabama at STL.News.

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump on hurricane and political winds

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WASHINGTON — Hurricane Michael has shown that President Donald Trump can’t always be counted on to give accurate information to the public when a natural disaster unfolds. Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump on hurricane and political winds at STL.News.